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November 6, 2020
The six major countries in Southeast Asia – Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – have a combined population of 582 million and GDP of US$3 trillion. If it were a single nation, it would be the third most populous country and the fifth largest economy in the world, as well as having the eight largest consumption expenditure globally.
Sarath Menon, Managing Director, Orissa International
November 5, 2020
South Africa and the rest of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region have been importing substantial volumes of wood and wood products from the U.S. and the rest of the world. The U.S. is one of the top 10 wood and wood products exporters to South Africa in terms of value. Wood, which falls under the category of wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded or end-jointed, of a thickness of more than 6mm, increased by 17 million m3 between 2018 and 2019.
There was a dramatic increase in the wood and wood products imported by South Africa from the U.S. and, if the status quo of the forestry industry in South Africa remains, demand for imported wood and its products will continue to grow over the next 5-10 years.
October 30, 2020
The United States is Colombia’s largest trading partner, and Colombia was the 21st largest market for U.S. exports in 2018. Due to Colombia’s close political ties, geographic proximity to the United States, and Colombians’ appreciation for the quality and reliability of U.S products, consumers in Colombia generally have a preference for U.S. products and services.
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Adriana Bohorquez Brunette, Founding and Executive Director, AB Trade Link
October 23, 2020
Australia’s resilient economy is built on stable institutions and sound regulatory policies, and provides a safe, low-risk environment in which to do business. Australia is among Virginia’s top 20 export destinations globally.
New Zealand offers U.S. companies a relatively wealthy, sophisticated market with a very transparent and open business environment, and a stable democratic system.
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Angela Foley, Founding Director, Foley & Associates
October 16, 2020
Mexico is the 15th largest economy in the world, and recent economic reforms have liberalized key sectors such as energy and telecommunications, creating market opportunities for U.S. companies. Close cultural, social, and economic ties make Mexico a natural market to consider for first-time and expanding exporters.
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Speaker: Mary Claire Whitaker, Founding Partner, Neighbors International Business Group
October 9, 2020
Europe is a huge trading partner for the US in many different sectors, this can be evidenced by the fact that if the EU countries together were a single market, it would rank as the number one export market for the US (2018).
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Dr. Colm Reilly, Associate Director, OCO Global